• B.S. Biology (2005) Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Doctor of Dental Science, (2009) Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry (2011) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Professional Interests

Dr. Ridgeway enjoys being able to guide young patients and their parents to a positive dental experience by providing excellent pediatric dental specialty care in a caring and empathetic environment. His goal is to help children develop optimistic, motivated and healthy attitudes towards their oral care and health and make visiting the dentist a great experience! Dr. Ridgeway had a wonderful, gentle dentist growing up, and he wants nothing more than to provide that same kind of care and memories for all of his patients.

Professional Activities

  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • College of Diplomats of Pediatric Dentistry

Verified Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (189 Reviews) (55 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
July 28, 2021
We have come to this practice for many years and I always recommend it to other families. I just hope the future cleaning visits for my daughter go better as I don't want her to develop anxiety about dental visits.
5 out of 5
June 4, 2021
My son had a million questions and everyone patiently answered him and helped him feel safe. thank you!
3.9 out of 5
May 18, 2021
The doctor spent a lot of time with us going over treatment for my kid, but I wish he had balanced that with equal amount discussion on prevention.
5 out of 5
March 22, 2021
Dr. Ridgeway is great. He's very caring and just a great guy who communicates well. We're lucky to have him.
5 out of 5
March 15, 2021
Great customer service!
5 out of 5
March 7, 2021
LOVE how Dr. Ridgeway and the whole staff treats our daughters-they actually look forward to going to the dentist! Thank you!!
5 out of 5
February 17, 2021
Always a great experience for my daughter!
4.9 out of 5
January 21, 2021
Dr Ridgeway is great'
5 out of 5
December 9, 2020
dr ridgeway and his team are awesome!
5 out of 5
November 30, 2020
Dr. Ridgeway and the staff bring out the best in our daughter to allow for a full hygiene visit. They are very caring and know how to talk with her at her level as a young elementary student. It gives my daughter a sense of ease and lessens her fears when they look & work inside her mouth.
5 out of 5
November 18, 2020
Our kids love Dr. Adam
5 out of 5
November 4, 2020
The dental assistant & Dr. Adam were so kind to my daughter. She was very nervous about seeing the dentist, and they both took the time to explain things to her in ways she understands, accommodated her so kindly to help ease her anxiety, and we're so patient with her. It was a great experience! She even said that she wants to come back in May and see Dr. Adam again! Thank you!
5 out of 5
September 23, 2020
I appreciated all the time Dr Ridgeway spent explaining everything to me. I felt very confident in his recommendations and know what to expect and why.
5 out of 5
September 21, 2020
Dr. Ridgeway has great patient communication. He is able to verbalize the plan of care with his patients.
5 out of 5
August 26, 2020
Great and knowledgeable dentist!
5 out of 5
August 26, 2020
Very knowledgeable
5 out of 5
July 29, 2020
Very good experience.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2019
Dr Adam and assistant are always amazing. They explained the treatment to my child and myself. Assistant showed my child the instruments and the nitrous mask and used words a 3.5 year old would understand.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2019
Dr Adam and assistant are great. They explained things to my child and me in a manner that she understood. Assistant did a great job showing my child the instruments and the nitrous balloon.
5 out of 5
October 10, 2019
Dr. Adam was awesome!
5 out of 5
August 15, 2019
Dr Adam is great- he always has a lot of patience with my child and puts him at ease, while also working efficiently to get things done.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2019
Dr. Adam Ridgeway is awesome, our family really likes him.
4 out of 5
July 19, 2019
4.4 out of 5
July 18, 2019
the dentist, Dr. Adam Ridgeway was great.
5 out of 5
March 28, 2019
Dr. Adam treated two teeth that were crowned by a dentist at a different practice. Our experience at that past practice was very upsetting, and I believe my daughter was given crowns that were both unnecessary and improperly put on. The two crowns were both problematic, and I'm very grateful that Dr. Adam fixed the problems my daughter was having. I also appreciated Dr. Adam allowing me to stay in the room during the treatment, which also was not the case in the other dentist office. His manner was also very calm and my daughter was not nervous and did not have any pain.
5 out of 5
January 25, 2019
Dr. Ridgeway is fabulous. He is great with my 2, 8, and 10 year old kids.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2019
Dr Ridgeway has done a great job both times we have seen him in being engaging with my child. He works quickly and doesn't spend a lot of time explaining things beforehand, which for my child would cause anxiety. Instead he gets right to work and distracts my child with pleasant chat and is done before my child even realizes he started!
3 out of 5
January 10, 2019
I know Dr. Adam is very busy with other appointments but my child is terrified at the dentist and it would be nice if he could spend a little more time trying to put him at ease. I expected that pediatric specialists would have more ideas to help kids handle and enjoy the appointment.
4.1 out of 5
January 4, 2019
long wait between the hygienist finishing and seeing the dentist
4.9 out of 5
November 27, 2018
my daughter severely chipped both front teeth on a playground at daycare when she was 2. I am so impressed by the care and patience Dr. Ridgeway and his teamhave shown her! and I can't believe they got a young toddler to sit comfortably during a full procedure for two teeth. She actually likes going to the dentist. everyone there is great!
4.3 out of 5
November 20, 2018
My son had asked to have some stains removed but we realized when we got home that they were still there.
5 out of 5
November 6, 2018
Both Dr. Ridgeway and the hygienist my daughter saw did an amazing job of communicating with her in terms she could understand. She was treated with a great deal of respect.
5 out of 5
October 31, 2018
very nice doctor
5 out of 5
September 28, 2018
Very great Dentist, even thinking of switching to this clinic for our day to day dental care.
4.4 out of 5
September 17, 2018
The hygienist explained thing to myself and my husband very clearly in his Doctor Adam would handle examining my son with special needs. It took all the adults in the room to get the process done but by George it got done and the staff there were very calm and patient yet persistent to get things done.
2.6 out of 5
August 2, 2018
It seemed like maybe the dentist had a cold and wasn't feeling great. He wasn't very warm and engaging but I felt like it was because he wasn't feeling well and I can understand that. We will still come back again.
5 out of 5
July 27, 2018
Dr. Ridgeway and his assistant did a great job at making my 3 year old son comfortable with getting his dental checkups. I was floored when my son said he wants to go back to the dentist!
5 out of 5
June 22, 2018
dr. Ridgeway has been fantastic. with my daughter and communicating with me.
5 out of 5
June 9, 2018
He is an amazing dentist! we highly recommend him!
5 out of 5
May 11, 2018
Dr. Adam has been great in walking us through treatment options for our 2 year old's severely chipped front teeth (accident at daycare).
4.4 out of 5
March 29, 2018
very happy with hygienist and dentist, just not overly happy with scheduling and timing
4.6 out of 5
March 12, 2018
I appreciate that the Dr. keeps reassuring me that my sons tooth is still okay, even though it is coming in very crooked.
5 out of 5
February 7, 2018
The hygienist and Dr Ridgeway were great. Very thorough in the exam and gentle in their interactions with my daughter.
5 out of 5
September 28, 2017
Doc was great!
4.3 out of 5
August 7, 2017
we love dr. Adam and trust his suggestions. he is a very gifted and patient doctor.
5 out of 5
August 2, 2017
very good Dr
5 out of 5
July 22, 2017
excellent job
5 out of 5
July 20, 2017
Dr. Adam Ridgeway is amazing. my child loves going to this clinic.
5 out of 5
May 11, 2017
Adam and staff were amazing!!
4.7 out of 5
April 26, 2017
The appt went just great and my son did well. My frustration was that we waited 25 minutes between the time the hygienist was done and the dentist was able to check my son's teeth out. it would be frustrating for anyone but a little challenging when you are 5 and have to wait.
5 out of 5
April 19, 2017
Had a really positive experience that went much smoother than expected
5 out of 5
March 30, 2017
Dr. Ridgeway was great with my 19 month daughter!
4.9 out of 5
March 3, 2017
dr ridgeway is great!
4.4 out of 5
January 25, 2017
my daughter has dental anxiety and the doctor was very good about breaking down the sealant treatment into issues we cared about.
5 out of 5
January 19, 2017
The doctor and hygienist were excellent. They both took their time to make sure my son (age 7) understood what they were doing and why.